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Aswad (1983)

Interview by Simon Witter, Rock's Backpages Audio, March 1983

Brinsley Forde, Tony "Gad" Robinson and Drummie Zeb discuss the sufferation of Brit reggae acts, Rastafari and much more.

File format: mp3; file size: 45.1mb, interview length: 49' 19" sound quality: ***

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

British Reggae: Prejudiced Vibrations

Comment by Caroline Coon, Melody Maker, October 1976

ON THE SURFACE it looks as though there has been something of a major breakthrough for reggae in Britain. ...

Aswad: Hot with the Rods

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, December 1976

"I think it’s only now people really see it — we suffer here as well." ...

Aswad: The Other Cinema, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, August 1977

ASWAD PLAYED on an Other Cinema music night, a reggae special, following a showing of Horace Ore's Reggae and Step Forward Youth and a documentary ...

Jah Punk: The Black New Wave

Overview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, September 1977

ASWAD: Drummie, drums, vocals: George Oban, bass: Chaka Forde, rhythm guitar, vocals: Donald Guiti, lead guitar, vocals. Courtney Hennings, keyboards, vocals. ...

Aswad: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, April 1978

REVELATION TIME. Aswad hadn't played any dates to speak of, and the audience were Aswad-starved, raring to rave. ...

Aswad: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, May 1978

ALL ROADS LEAD to the 100 Club in London's West End every Thursday night, where – "in tune to Silver Camel Sound" – the weekly ...

Aswad: Hulet (Groove)

Review by Ian Penman, New Musical Express, September 1979

IT'S EASY TO feel alienated by certain aspects of reggae, not the least of which is the idolatry afforded it by impressionable whites: 'Milky Bar ...

Aswad/Linton Kwesi Johnson/New Regulars: Hammersmith Palais, London

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, January 1981

MONDAY NIGHT in the Palais: forward and upful all the way. Aswad's 'Warrior Charge' as featured in Babylon and Brinsley Forde's performance in the principal ...

Linx and Aswad: Shades of Black

Profile and Interview by Richard Williams, Times, The, November 1981

THERE IS A special role in British life for young black pop musicians, involving a task more serious than could ever be demanded of their ...

Black Flag: Aswad

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, Summer 1981

WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE RAINBOW ...

Aswad: Conquering Lions Of The Concrete Jungle

Interview by Barney Hoskyns, New Musical Express, January 1984

IF REGGAE is dying, how curious that my interest in it is just coming to life. Years of comparative indifference (and ignorance) pass and suddenly ...

Aswad: Local Heroes

Interview by Chris Salewicz, Time Out, July 1984

That Aswad are The Greatest Reggae Band In The World is the principal theme of Island Records' campaign to give the London-born trio the commercial ...

Aswad: Rebel Souls (Island)****

Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, October 1984

GETTING A sense of perspective on Aswad is difficult at the best of times, and it's even worse with the release of this elpee because ...

Aswad: The Palace, Los Angeles

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, July 1985

STEEL PULSE spearheaded the charge of British reggae artists to America, but Aswad served notice at the Palace on Wednesday that it's ready to claim ...

Aswad: Distant Thunder

Review by Len Brown, New Musical Express, April 1988

DEEP JOY is in my heart that Aswad have had a giant hit single, a corking little pop reggae soul tune of some upliftingness. However, ...

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